Come face to face with those who have spent their lives at altitude: explorers and pioneering travellers, intrepid ice climbers and extreme skiers, ecologists, photographers and film-makers. The weathered faces of black-and-white portraiture from the world's leading collections are displayed alongside modern photographs by a group of leading adventure photographers such as Glen Denny and Cory Richards, Gordon Wiltsie and Martin Hartley. Among those featured are Sir Edmund Hillary, George Mallory, Reinhold Messner, Tenszing Norgay, Galen Rowell, Edward Whymper, Steph Davis, Maurice Herzog, Leo Holding, Adam Watson and Kit Deslauriers.
A visual celebration of those who have risen to the challenge of the highest mountains on earth.
In its approach and impressive execution, there's never been a book like this. Highly recommended! Climbing Magazine
Huw Lewis-Jones is a historian and former Curator of Art at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. He is the author of Polar Portraits and Ocean Portraits in Conway's Face to Face series. Formerly Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, and Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, London, Huw is also a consultant within media and broadcasting and an expert in maritime and polar exploration history.